ANHF Community Housing ‘Master Chef’ Evening

On Thursday 18 April, EDG helped the ANHF put on a cooking competition, pitting Eastern against Western cuisine, followed by a home style meal for the residents. The evening was a great success and enjoyed by all. A big thank you to Andy Cheung and Stephen Wan for all their efforts on the night.

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Cook Off 2013, Round 3: Le Grande Finis

We have a winner! Congratulations to Adrian Fung for winning the Cook-Off 2013 and Yvonne Chan for putting up such fierce competition!

Thank you to all of our sponsors Andy Law, The Eight Modern Chinese Restaurant, Kippo Hair & Colour Bar, Lisa McGuigan Wines, Macleay St. Bistro, Massage by Kim, Noni B, The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure and Tsuru Food Truck.

To all of our volunteers as always a massive thank you in putting together this successful fundraising series of the Cook-Off. And last, but certainly not least, to all of our contestants and all of our guests, thank you for allowing us to do what we do best – fundraising for a wonderful cause that is Food without Prejudice. THANK YOU!

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Cook Off 2013, Round 2: A Taste of Autumn

4 semi-finalists battling it out to secure the 2 spots in the grand finale. Congratulations Yvonne Chan and Adrian Fung for making it to the Final of the EDG Cook Off 2013!

A massive thank you to both Phillip Fikkers and Matt McGowen for putting up such incredible dishes, and to all of our kitchen assistants, volunteers and to our extremely generous sponsors – thank you! Bring on the Grand Finale!

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Cook off 2013, Round 1: Forever Summer

10 contestants battled it out in the kitchen to see who would come out on top in Round 1 of the EDG Cook Off for 2013. The fight was on to get through to the semi-finals and there were some serious cooking skills on show.

Guests enjoyed a selection of delicious canapés prepared by our amateur chefs accompanied by Lisa McGuigan wines. Everything from starters to substantial and sweet!

However, only four would proceed to Round 2: Adrian Fung with his ‘Salmon Ice Cream’, Yvonne Chan with her ‘Lobster on the Rocks’, Phillip Fikkers with his ‘Nanna’s Recronstructed Chicken Sandwich’ and our top contestant for the day, Matt McGowen with his ‘Summer Lamb on Sweet Clouds’.

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Christmas ‘Give’ Project 2012

As part of our annual Christmas Give project, this year we’re humbled to be providing a Christmas feast for 80 elderly and disadvantaged local residents at the Harris Community Centre in Ultimo. To Harris Community Centre, thank you for giving us a chance to spread some Christmas joy, and to all of our volunteers – as always you guys are just super! Merry Christmas everyone!

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Bear Cottage Christmas Party 2012

Bear Cottage is a children’s hospice that helps families cope with the impossible – to care for a child who has a life-limiting illness. For these children there are no happy endings, and no miracle cure. Yet they play, laugh, and live life to the fullest. Together with Tsuru Food Truck and Cantina Mobil, we were so proud to give to such a great cause!

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South Sydney Community Aid Art Exhibit

On Tuesday 4 December, South Sydney Community Aid hosted the launch of their community art exhibition at the Damien Minton Annex Space. EDG came along to cater the event and put on quite a spread for the many guests.

In appreciation of our contribution, EDG was also awarded a certificate of appreciation – which was presented by the Governor of NSW, Marie Bashir. We’re very grateful to Bill and all the team at South Sydney Community Aid for this very kind gesture and the Governor for taking the time out of her day.

Thank you Lorena Itaoui, Ellyn Tse and Sasha Connie Tong for preparing all the food and Tony Peters and Hien Duong for coming along to accept the award.

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The Art of Taste 2

On Thursday November 1, The Art of Taste 2 brought us back to the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for an experiment in science, art and food. Over 100 guests experienced some amazing pieces of artwork by Ken + Julia Yonetani in their exhibition ‘What the Birds Knew’ – along with some beautiful food.

The event catering for the night was done Umi Kaiten-Zushi, who provided some inspired Japanese cuisine, along with our EDG volunteers – who came up with a few creations of their own. The night was all topped off with a demonstration by N2 Extreme Gelato who showed us how they make their fresh, tasty gelato with liquid nitrogen.

The night was a great success, with over $2,000 raised for our Food Without Prejudice Project.

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Harris Community Centre Thank You Celebration

On Friday 19 October, the Harris Community Centre held a special Thank You Celebration for the many volunteers who contribute their time to help run the activities the centre offers to the community. Eat. Drink. Give. is proud to be associated with the Harris Centre and would like to congratulate the volunteers on the wonderful work they do.

We’d also like to thank our own volunteers who helped cater the event; Carey Ho, Judy Chan, Daisy Lau, Andy Law, Stephen Wan, Andy Cheung and Sasha Connie Tong, along with our junior waitstaff Sasha Lee, Roger Lee and Jackie Lee. Thank you all for your amazing contribution!

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Good food. Good wine. Good cause.

Eat. Drink. Give., in conjunction with Zilver Restaurant and Moët Hennessy Australia held the first Good food. Good wine. Good cause. function on 4 October. Attendees were able to taste a variety wines and spirits including Hennessy XO, Moët & Chandon 2002 Grand Vintage and famed Chinese white spirit Wenjun. Accompanying the fine selection of drinks was a beautiful 8 course Chinese banquet.

All up, $1980 was raised towards our Food Without Prejudice Project, which will support the many ‘give back’ activities we have coming up over the next few months.

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